Tour guide robot: A platform for interdisciplinary engineering senior design projects

Kumar Yelamarthi

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Interdisciplinary projects involving electrical engineering (EE), mechanical engineering (ME), and computer science (CS) students are both exciting and difficult to conceptualize. Answering this challenge, this paper presents an interdisciplinary project platform based on tour guide robots. The combination of software, hardware, and mechanical design makes this platform an excellent choice for undergraduate student projects in both design and research aspects. This integration of complex programming, electrical hardware, and mechanical system design provides an excellent educational experience for undergraduate students. Also, this interdisciplinary platform is systematic and integrated that involves investigating a complex process or system with multiple design and research elements, such as wireless communication, control system design, statistical analysis, structural dynamics, and design for manufacturability. Through working on this project, students will be able to study a complex engineering and technology system that: (1) exposes them to applied and cutting-edge technologies; (2) encourages them to participate in an integrated, interdisciplinary curriculum; and (3) involves them in methods of applied technology and skills necessary to transition from academic to professional environments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
PublisherAmerican Society for Engineering Education
ISBN (Print)9780878232413
StatePublished - 2012
Event119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Jun 10 2012Jun 13 2012

Publication series

NameASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Electronic)2153-5965


Conference119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX


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